Blockchain Capital Adds Jimmy Song As Venture Partnerbr>
Blockchain Capital has added Jimmy Song as a Venture Partner. The venture capital firm, which focuses exclusively on the blockchain technology sector and its cryptocurrency ecosystem, will use Song as a bridge to the developer community and have him provide technical expertise to the firm’s investment research, as well as lead programst o foster blockchain tech innovation.
Song, a bitcoin core developer, currently runs Programming Blockchain, a for-profit company that’s training students around the world in blockchain programming and development techniques. Prior to that, he was a principal architect at Paxos and vice president of engineering at Armory Technologies, where he managed the development of enterprise-level bitcoin wallet software.
“The blockchain sector is evolving much differently than that of the internet, which has made it possible for the engineers and developers at the forefront of innovation in this sector to personally retain more of the value that they create,” said Bart Stephens, co-founder and managing partner of Blockchain Capital. “Jimmy has demonstrated a deep commitment to the crypto development community. These ‘unsung heroes’ push the innovation envelope and bring to market much of the technology and services that comprise the blockchain and crypto industry today. We’re thrilled to have Jimmy on the team and are looking forward to working with him to find new ways to add value to the ecosystem.”
“I discovered a passion for cryptocurrency back in 2011 before much of the hype began,” said Song. “At that time, the community was relatively small and comprised of a core group of developers willing to volunteer their time and intellectual capital for the good of the industry. Now, the ecosystem has soared past numerous milestones. I’m excited to join Blockchain Capital to support the developer community by creating new technologies and attracting world class engineering talent to our industry.”
Song resides in Austin, Texas and is a graduate of the University of Michigan, where he received a Bachelors of Science in Mathematics.